Forthcoming Events

04.12.2018 - 05.12.2018, Adriatico Guesthouse in Grignano, Trieste

News

Cluster of Excellence RESOLV extended- our partner in FP-RESOMUS and the biannual Science and Gender Meetings
The FP-RESOMUS Grant Agreement- now signed by the ETH Zürich and the European Commission
Kontext - A radio broadcast with Ursula Keller and Aline Rickli - on leadership positions for women in science (in German)
Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 for groundbreaking inventions: intense ultrafast laser pulses and optical tweezers
Ambizione grant awarded to Elsa Abreu- in Steve Johnson's group
Fabrizio Carbone promoted Associate Professor of Physics- in the EPFL School of Basic Sciences from 1st of August
New scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Ursula Keller, Gebhard Schertler / Jörg Standfuss, Majed Chergui, Peter Hamm
White Paper Photonics Switzerland- presented June 20, 2018 at the Swissmem "Industrietag"
Ursula Keller portrayed in the NZZ -Laserlicht ist das schönste Licht der Welt

Advancement of Women

In NCCR MUST the important work on the advancement of women in science involves setting up a variety of initiatives: from creating networks and peer mentoring for female scientists (ETH Women Professors Forum and MUST Women Scientist Network) to conducting research on the issues for women who work in science, engineering and technology (SET). One regular goal is to speak with the women members of NCCR MUST, and use their opinions and experiences. Another important aim is to communicate the findings and, as such, to develop the website as a resource centre to support women scientists.

NCCR MUST has also invested in a project aimed at increasing the number of female scientists in the network. The Inter-MUST Woman postdoc award is a MUST scheme to encourage the appointment of women at the postdoctoral level. The awardees work for two or more professors in our network on a joint research program. In Phase I of NCCR MUST two women postdocs were awarded this grant. In Phase II there have been four successful applications.  A new project in Phase III is the development of an internship program for female science undergraduates. This will give the students chosen the opportunity to spend a month in one of the NCCR MUST research groups, during a semester break. The aim is to encourage female students into careers in physics and chemistry.
NCCR MUST Office : ETHZ IQE/ULP-HPT H3 | Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1 | 8093 Zurich | E-Mail | +41 44 633 36 02
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